Principalâ€™s Information Management as a Correlate to their Human Resource Management Practices in Ebonyi State
Keywords:Information management, Human resources management, staff orientation and Staff Development
The study investigated the relationship between the principalsâ€™ information management and their human resources management practices in Ebonyi State Public Secondary schools. The paper focused on the relationship between information management and staff orientation and relationship between information management and staff development. The study was guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses which were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted correlational research design.
The population of the study was 4,500 teachers. The sample size for the study was 450 teachers using proportionate stratified sampling technique which represents 10% of the 4,500 teachers in Ebonyi State Public Secondary schools. Self structured type of questionnaire entitled â€œHuman Resources and Information Management Questionnaire (HRIMQ) was used to elicit responses from the respondents. The instrument was face validated by three experts from the department of Educational Foundations, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. A reliability index 0.74 was obtained using cronbach co-efficient. Data collected were analyzed with Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. The study found that a significant positive relationship existed between information management and the two aspects of human resources management studied, via, staff orientation and staff development. Based on the findings of the study some recommendations were made, to include: to upgrade the information resources and facilities of schools for improve service delivery, among others.
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